Did you know that over 110 million tons of bananas are grown and sold every year.
That’s a lot of banana bread.
Yep, bananas aren’t just for monkeys. In fact, among humans, they’re one of the most popular fruits in the world .
They’re delicious, inexpensive, and they even come in their own convenient packaging.
Making a banana bread doesn’t require exclusive items the likes of which a souffle or tart would.
Simple pantry items like flour, milk, eggs and baking powder found in most pantries are and can be combined with over ripened bananas to make a sweet bread or banana bread.
Good Things About Bananas
The banana is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with energy-giving carbohydrates and heart-healthy potassium.
Bananas contain sugar in the form of sucrose, fructose and glucose in combination with fibre, this allows them to supply an instant yet sustained boost of energy.
A medium banana has 3 grams of fiber.
Bananas contain resistant starch, a type of fiber that is a prebiotic.
Prebiotics escape digestion and end up in your large intestine, where they become food for the beneficial bacteria in your gut.
Read more here about How to Make Really Moist Banana Bread
Pecan & Cream Cheese Banana Bread
½ cup unsalted butter, melted
½ cup light brown sugar
¼ cup sour cream
¼ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
Cream Cheese Filling
4 ounce cream cheese, softened
¼ cup white sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup Heath bar pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a glass 9×5-inch loaf pan.
Combine butter, brown sugar, 1 egg, sour cream, 1/4 cup white sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Mix until smooth.
Mash in bananas using a fork. Whisk in 1 cup flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until just combined.
In a small bowl mix together cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/4 cup white sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, pecans, and Heath bar pieces.
Pour half of the banana mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly on top. Pour remaining banana mixture over cream cheese mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven until top is firm, about 50 minutes. Cool in the pan, about 5 minutes.
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